The Mating Season
This is a Jeeves and Wooster novel. At Deverill Hall, an idyllic Tudor manor in the picture-perfect village of King's Deverill, impostors are in the air. The prime example is man-about-town Bertie Wooster, doing a good turn to Gussie Fink-Nottle by impersonating him while he enjoys fourteen days... show more
This is a Jeeves and Wooster novel. At Deverill Hall, an idyllic Tudor manor in the picture-perfect village of King's Deverill, impostors are in the air. The prime example is man-about-town Bertie Wooster, doing a good turn to Gussie Fink-Nottle by impersonating him while he enjoys fourteen days away from society after being caught taking an unscheduled dip in the fountains of Trafalgar Square. Bertie is of course one of nature's gentlemen, but the stakes are high: if all is revealed, there's a danger that Gussie's simpering fiancee Madeline may turn her wide eyes on Bertie instead. It's a brilliant plan - until Gussie himself turns up, imitating Bertram Wooster. After that, only the massive brain of Jeeves (himself in disguise) can set things right.
Publish date: May 1st 2008
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
Series: Jeeves 3 (#9)
‘Still,’ I said, feeling that it was worth trying, ‘it’s part of the great web, what?’ ‘Great web?’ ‘One of Marcus Aurelius’s cracks. He said: “Does aught befall you? It is good. It is part of the destiny of the Universe ordained for you from the beginning. All that befalls you is part of the grea...
Again, joy and laughter at every corner in this book. Jeeves with the cosh. Corky with her dog Sam Goldwyn. Bertie masquerading as as Gussie, Gussie masquerading as Bertie. The village concert, my favorite performer being Master George Keggley-Bassington who recites "Ben Battle" (see http://www....
There are books which you read and think: "Psh.. I could write that. And better." Well, this is not one of those books. There is no doubt in my mind that I could never produce anything of such brilliance. Wodehouse has such a way with words. The sentences are full of rhythm and flow effortlessly. Th...
More farce from the master.
Although the reader of much of Wodehouse's work often suffers from a heavy case of deja vu, this volume for me stood out from the rest...and I have no idea why.